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How much President Trump's weekend getaways are costing taxpayers

Eleena Tovar | 21 Febrero, 2017, 17:21

U.S. President Donald Trump shows Resolution 38, which nullifies the "stream protection rule", after signing at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.

As a result, the bills have racked up outside the club.

Trump himself has spent several weekends away since taking office on January 20, at Mar-a-Lago, his ritzy Florida getaway. While campaigning, Trump blasted the cost of former President Barack Obama's travel.

Trump's frequent travel opposes his criticism of Obama as a "habitual vacationer" enjoying taxpayer-funded golf getaways.

The Post reports that Trump's three trips to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida since the inauguration cost approximately $10 million in travel, security and more.

The costs of guarding the Trump Tower in New York City where the first lady, Melania Trump and Trump's youngest son Barron live, is estimated to cost $183 million a year.

The presidential lifestyle is giving Trump headaches and frustration, a White House advisor tells Axios' Mike Allen, the veteran beltway reporter who recently left Politico. We learn that the Department of Defense and the secret services made a decision to rent a floor of the tower of Donald Trump, for the tidy sum of 1.5 million dollars a year ...

Worse, according to the Washington Post, Donald Trump even manages to increase his fortune through taxpayers' money.

The proposal would eliminate "longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities", the New York Times reported.